Monthly Archive: October 2014

Is Broader Evangelicalism to Blame for the Rise in Atheism?

Is Broader Evangelicalism to Blame for the Rise in Atheism?

Let me preface this article with saying: I cannot stand it when people make arguments, or stereotypes, based on their own experience.  The “I know a guy who died from that and we should...

Stop Domestic Violence

Stop Domestic Violence

October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the week of the 20th to 24th is designated as “Action Week.”  So since it is October 22, I am taking action. I am sometimes asked...

Artists That Should Be on Christian Radio

Artists That Should Be on Christian Radio

I have not had a radio in my car for about a year.  And my phone is so old that I can’t play music on it.  So I don’t have music to listen to...

Houston’s Mayor and the Regenbogen-Hemd

Houston’s Mayor and the Regenbogen-Hemd

In the 1920’s and 1930’s there was a paramilitary group in Germany called the Sturmabteilung, known as the SA.  Or more commonly known as the “Brown Shirts.”  Founded in 1921, the SA played an instrumental role...

Just Follow Your Heart…

Just Follow Your Heart…

Just follow your heart! The sincere cry of western society today. Everyone says it.  All the “successful” athletes and pop stars say it, “Just follow your heart and you can be like me!” We...

Adult Baptism

Adult Baptism

I received a number of comments from pastors, seminary students, and lay people,  in response to my article Repent, Believe, Be Catechised, Be Baptized. The most in depth was was written by Rev. Ken Weiske,...

Repent, Believe, Be Catechized, Be Baptized?

Repent, Believe, Be Catechized, Be Baptized?

KD writes, ” … I have a question. Are we doing adult baptism right? Growing up Canadian Reformed, I did not see any of them as a youth.  The first one I saw was my...

Review: What the Church Won’t Talk About

Review: What the Church Won’t Talk About

“We were enduring the consequences of poorly made decisions. We had no idea how to help our friends go through their terrible trials. We were disappointed weekly by the church’s avoidance of tough topics,...

Pastor Appreciation 2014

Pastor Appreciation 2014

It is October, that means it is pastor appreciation month. My pastor is Abel Pol. Pastor Abel to some, Reverend Pol to others.  My daughter calls him “The Minister,”  which is a pretty cool...